About Teresa Sandragorsian
Get to know Teresa Sandragorsian
Teresa is a professional musician residing in Austin, TX. She began playing flute at ten years old after
listening to Jean-Pierre Rampal and Claude Bolling play their famous jazz suite for flute and piano.
Teresa studied classical flute under the tutelage of Dr. Adah Jones and earned a Bachelor’s of Music
Degree for flute performance in 2014. During this time, she began taking piano lessons as a
supplementary instrument and developed her piano skills. Teresa has performed in masterclasses given
by Emi Ferguson, Jim Walker, Marianne Gedigian, Paula Robison, and Nestor Torres. In the last eight
years, she has taught masterclasses and private lessons at several school districts including New
Braunfels ISD, McAllen ISD, Schertz ISD, San Marcos ISD, and Austin ISD. In 2018, Teresa returned to
Texas State and earned a Master’s Degree in jazz studies.
Teresa loves writing customized exercises that target specific goals and adapts to the needs of each
individual student by incorporating their natural musical inclinations into every lesson. She is also a big
proponent of teaching relaxed, proper technique on each instrument she teaches including flute, alto
saxophone, and piano. She has dedicated much of her time to researching performance pain, its causes,
and methods of prevention. Proper technique means being able to play for a lifetime!
Teresa’s lessons can be encapsulated by improvisatory games, repertoire-building songs and pieces,
call-and-response ear training, music theory, and a focus on relaxed, proper technique. Currently, she can
be found teaching in music and public schools throughout Austin, and is enjoying a lively private lesson studio.